Grants:Project/Rapid/Wikimedia TZA/ Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos in Tanzania

Wikimedia TZA/ WPWP in Tanzania
Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos in Tanzania is an annual project that seeks to recruit Tanzania Wikimedians to add photos to Wikipedia articles lacking images to both English and Swahili Wikipedias.
targetWikipedia ya Kiswahili and English Wikipedia
start date15 July
start year2020
end date15 August
end year2020
budget (local currency)4,180,420.44
budget (USD)1806 USD
grant typea group
contact(s)• antonicmtavangu(_AT_)•
organization (if applicable)• Wikimedia Community User Group Tanzania

Please see the sample Editathon/Training application before drafting your application.

Project GoalEdit

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed.

  1. Recruit new editors to participate in online training and the online organized editathon
  2. Increase skills for existing editors
  3. Add or improve Swahili and English articles by adding images to articles with no images.

Project PlanEdit


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:

1. Are you doing one editathon or training or a series of editathons or trainings?

We are going to conduct a series of at least four online webinars to participants, one of them will focus on general instructions on Wikicommons and infoboxes and how to participate in WPWP, the second and third will focus on answering any concerns about any challenges which might face the participants along the way, and the fourth one will be the finale to conclude the contest.

2. How will you let your community know about the event? Please paste links below to where relevant communities have been notified of your proposal, and to any other relevant community discussions.

We will use our social media platforms and the meta page to let people know about the project.

3. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event?

Yes, we have at least 4 experienced editors to handle the project facilitation activities.

4. Do participants have the equipment or skills needed to participate and contribute high quality content? If not, how will you support them?

Many of them have the required tools for the project. We will rent a few devices (laptops) for active Wikimedians who will need support.

5. How will you engage participants after the event(s)?

We will encourage participants to follow our social media platforms to keep track of all ongoing projects and any post project activities.

6. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?

This is one of the important projects inTanzania as many articles related to Tanzania in both Swahili Wikipedia and English Wikipedia have no images.


How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets:

  1. Number of events=At least 4 online sessions
  2. Number of participants=At Least 20 people
  3. Number of new editors=At Least 3
  4. Number of of articles created or improved=At least 200
  5. Images to be integrated from Commons=At least 300
  6. Number of repeat participants (for projects that include a series of events)


What resources do you have? Include information on who is organizing the project, what they will do, and if you will receive support from anywhere else (in-kind donations or additional funding).

Antoni Mtavangu-Project Manager
Paul Mandele-Project Facilitator
Afredina Manila-Project Coordinator

What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense and include a total amount.

  1. Local prizes for (400 USD, where by 200, 100 and 50 will be for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners respectively, while the remaining 50 USD will look for active participation of members such active women taking part in this project)
  2. Internet=300 USD
  3. Equipment rentals (laptops) at least 5@25 per day for at least 4 days =420USD
  4. Branding and Social media promotion=172USD
  5. Logistics=160 USD
  6. Communications=164USD
  7. Bank rates and simple souvenirs for other active contributors (especially Women) =105
  8. Stationery and transport=85



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